Monthly Film Festival

October 17, 2020

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) hosts its October line-up of screenings and Q&As powered by Seed&Spark, with two programs dedicated to showcasing veteran filmmakers for InFocus: Veteran Cinema, including a shorts program and feature film She’s The Eldest by director Cate Jones, and wraps up with haunting shorts Program Dark Recesses

The day begins with InFocus: Veteran Cinema Shorts, a varied line-up of short films directed by filmmakers who have served in the military, this program covers diverse stories and filmmaking styles and genres that span across thriller, sci-fi, comedy, drama and romance and includes five world premieres.

The afternoon continues with InFocus: Veteran Cinema’s feature film, She’s the Eldest, an offbeat black and white horror comedy about three adult siblings reconnecting to solve a family mystery directed by Air Force veteran Cate Jones.

The evening ends with Dark Recesses, a collection of shorts that capture and examine what is hiding in dark corners of our rooms, our culture and our own minds. The unseen, both real and unreal, horrors and revelations.

All filmmakers are welcome and encouraged to submit their projects which will be considered for all upcoming NFMLA Festivals, regardless of the InFocus programming, which celebrates diversity, inclusion and region. NFMLA showcases films by filmmakers of all backgrounds throughout the year.

Schedule Details

Program #1: InFocus: Veteran Cinema Shorts
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM – Suggested Screening Time
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM – Audience Q&A

Program #2: InFocus: Veteran Cinema Feature – She’s the Eldest
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM – Suggested Screening Time
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM – Audience Q&A

Program #3: Shorts Program – Dark Recesses
6:30 PM – 7:45 PM – Suggested Screening Time
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Audience Q&A

InFocus: Veteran Cinema Shorts
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Dir. Brian L Tan "BLT" & Writ. Jonathan Hirsch
4 Mins | USA
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Sins in the Synth
Dir. & Writ. Mario Ronaldo Garcia
8 Mins | USA
City Kitties (Ep. “Luster’s Pink” “Bucketlist” & “Bedtime”) Thumbnail
City Kitties (Ep. “Luster’s Pink” “Bucketlist” & “Bedtime”)
Dir. Lynelle White & Writ. Jess Waters, Sammi Taylor, Eugenie Carabatsos
7 Mins | USA
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Realm of Unknowns
Dir. & Writ. Sean Ryan
16 Mins | USA
The Dispensable
Dir. & Writ. Robert J Morgalo
21 Mins | USA
Coming Home
Dir. & Writ. Kevin A Kimball
22 Mins | USA
Library Soulmate
Dir. & Writ. Shannon Corbeil
8 Mins | USA
InFocus: Veteran Cinema Feature - She's the Eldest
She’s the Eldest
Dir. & Writ. Cate Jones
89 Mins | USA
Shorts Program - Dark Recesses
Dir. Nino Aldi & Writ. Andy Marlatt
10 Mins | USA
Dir. Desmond Levi Jackson & Writ. Eric Militello
5 Mins | USA
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The Big Five
Dir. & Writ. Kate Sheffield
23 Mins | USA
The Orchestra
Dir. & Writ. Curtis Matzke
6 Mins | USA
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2 weeks
Dir. Victoria Negri & Writ. Margarita Zhitnikova
11 Mins | USA
If You Ever Hurt My Daughter, I Swear to God I’ll Let Her Navigate Her Own Emotional Growth Thumbnail
If You Ever Hurt My Daughter, I Swear to God I’ll Let Her Navigate Her Own Emotional Growth
Dir. Meghan Ross & Writ. Sophie Kohn
3 Mins | USA
Driving While Black Magic
Dir. Julia C Liu & Writ. Vatic Tayari Kuumba , Julia C Liu
8 Mins | USA
Dir. & Writ. Émile V. Schlesser
13 Mins | Luxembourg